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Shoot! The Notebooks of Serafino Gubbio, Cinematograph Operator

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ISBN-10: 0226669823

ISBN-13: 9780226669823

Edition: 2005

Authors: Luigi Pirandello, C.K.Scott Moncrieff, P. Adams Sitney, Tom Gunning

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Originally published in Italian in 1915, "Shoot! "is one of the first novels to take as its subject the heady world of early motion pictures. Based on the absurdist journals of fictional Italian camera operator Serafino Gubbio, "Shoot!" documents the infancy of film in Europe--complete with proto-divas, laughable production schedules, and cost-cutting measures with priceless effects---and offers a glimpse of the modern world through the camera's lens. "Shoot!, "presented here in its 1927 English translation, is a classic example of Nobel Prize-winning Sicilian playwright Luigi Pirandello's (1867-1936) literary talent and genius for blurring the line between art and reality. From the film…    
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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.24" wide x 7.99" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Born in Sicily, Pirandello attended the universities of Palermo, Rome, and Bonn. He obtained his doctorate in philology with a thesis on the dialect of his native town, Agrigento before settling in Rome to teach and write. In 1894, he married a Sicilian girl, Antonietta Portulano, who bore him three children before she went mad and afterwards provided the inspiration for many of his stories and plays. In all, Pirandello wrote 6 novels, some 250 short stories, and about 50 plays. It was a novel, Il fu Mattia Pascal (1904), that first brought him fame. Only in 1920, when he was past 50, did he turn seriously to playwriting. His first stage success had been a comedy, Liola (1917), written in…    

Tom Gunning is professor in the Department of Art History and the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago.

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